(Above: Rachel Brosnahan as ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’ Source: IMDb)
Wondering what to watch on Amazon Prime? Amazon has released a list of its most popular original TV shows and movies.
Topping the TV list are three favorites of The Savvy Screener:
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Starring Rachel Brosnahan as the lively 1950s housewife turned standup comedian, the Emmy award series debuts its third season on Friday, December 6. A charming show that got even better in season two.
The Boys – The show stars juiced superheroes who range from the insecure to sociopathic, as well as the unscrupulous corporation that manages them and the mere mortals who are out to stop them. An intriguing – though occasionally bloody – take on the comic book genre.
Good Omens – David Tennant and Michael Sheen form an unlikely bromance as a demon and angel who go rogue to prevent the apocalypse. Good Omens is good fun.
Other popular shows include:
Carnival Row – Starring Orlando Bloom as a detective in a gritty yet fantastical Victorian world.
Hanna — Based on the 2011 film of the same name, Hanna is about a girl taught survivalists skills by her ex-CIA operative father – she’ll need them.
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Amazon reports this show had the biggest global premiere of any of its original series. In the show’s second season, Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) travels to South America to investigate an illegal shipment of arms.
Fleabag – This comedy about “the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman” tackling “modern living in London” won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Its star, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, also took an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress.
Popular Prime flicks from Amazon Studios include:
The Report – Starring Adam Driver, The Savvy Screener called The Report “a riveting and harrowing (dare we say torturous?) political thriller about the US Senate’s actual investigation into the CIA’s post-9/11 torture operations and subsequent cover-up.” The streamer said The Report had the biggest global premiere of any Amazon Original movie this year.
Late Night – Emma Thompson stars as a diva late-night talk show host looking to be relevant again and her admiring assistant. The screenplay was written by The Office’s Mindy Kaling.
Life Itself – Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde star in a multi-generational love story.
Beautiful Boy – Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet are father and son in this drama about addiction, relapse and recovery.
Guava Island – Described as a “tropical thriller,” a local musician seeks to throw a festival for everyone to enjoy. The cast includes Donald Glover and Rihanna.
Chasing Happiness – A documentary for fans of the Jonas Brothers.
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